L'Air de Rien Santenay le Biévaux Domaine Antoine Olivier 2015


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A vibrant and terroir expressive white Santenay showing balanced oak and mineral purity finishing on a peppery note.

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Domaine Antoine Olivier was founded at the end of the 1960s, from a few vineyards left by Antoine Chevalier Moreau to his grandson, Hervé Olivier. Hervé began extending the estate by purchasing historic, old vineyards across Santenay, some of which had not been used for a century, paying particular attention to famous white wine vineyards. The quality of these soils is now recognised in a series of brilliant wines, in particular the exceptional white Santenay, something of a rarity in what is predominantly a red wine growing area. Today, Hervé’s grandson Antoine Olivier and his sister Rachel manage the estate. They are dedicated growers and follow organic practices in the vineyard. Their philosophy is to combine modernity with respect for the Burgundian soils and this stunning collection wines really showcases this.

The vines are grown in a singe vineyard plot 'Le Bievaux l’air de Rien', which is one of the best plots in Santenay for Chardonnay. The characteristics of the soil and subsoil are very close to those of several Grand Crus from the Côte de Beaune nearby. The specific microclimate here provides ideal conditions to produce complex wines. The vineyard is sustainably and organically farmed, although it is not certified. Some of the biodynamic philosophies are also followed. The grapes are hand-picked and carefully sorted prior to vinification.

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RRP £34.99
Vintage 2015
Alcoholic strength 13%
Serve with Poultry in a creamy sauce, oysters
Awards Gold, SWA, 2019; 92 pts, Robert Parker, 2019
Grapes Chardonnay 100%
Dry/Sweet value 1
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic No
Biodynamic No

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